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be that -- for example, right now we provide power to the airport tenants. the airport tenants pay us lower than they would pay pg&e, but pay us more than it costs us to generate the power. we use those extra proceeds to finance other programs. prop. 26 would say it cannot -- you cannot charge more than it costs you to generate your power. it would not allow government agencies to generate any income to be used for other projects. it would be a major impact on general fund to the city, all of the programs we have been doing using hetchy money. president crowley: it sounds like prop 16 revisited. >> only municipally owned utilities, not on investor-owned utilities. i believe the board of supervisors will have a item introduced to have the city go on record against the proposition. president crowley: i noticed also you have now -- commissioner moran: i noticed you have also scheduled the allocations. that is well in advance of the end of the year deadline. it does strike me that may take more than one meeting. i do not know if that is the way it is planned on there. i think it shows a decision as
. >> he was driving a police cruiser and at this point, investigators are telling us it appears is shaping have to be purely a tragic accident on a dark prince george's county road. >> news choppers 7 was over had as detectives worked the scene where prince george's county police cruiser driven by an off- duty officer heading to work this truck ron burgess -- struck ron burgess this morning. >> i knew he had gotten ya by a car. >> verges was walking to a postage facility. he had been a mail handler since 1995. >> it was fairly dark outside this morning and the pedestrian had on dark clothing and was not in the crosswalk. >> made -- and neighbors said he often drove to work and had not heard about this morning's at -- accident. >> mmm-mmm, this is really shocking. >> the investigation into this accident is continuing at this point. investigators were able to say that speed and alcohol were not factors in this crash. as for the officer, he remains on duty, but will be off for the next several days. >> in fairfax county, a construction flight has been recovered after a car hit id -- construct
with a member of the u.s. supreme court. justice steven breyer. >>> standing up to bullying in school. what most kids already know and what parents need to know about the problem. >>> and sudden death. a high school ball player's close call in the end zone, and what some are calling the miracle that saved his life. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. there was something about watching all those homes in california incinerated in that natural gas explosion and fire that made people think of their own homes, to see a neighborhood that was thriving just last week, gone today, makes you think twice about the dangers we all live with. in this case, the pipelines and gas mains that crisscross the country and bring energy to american homes. hundreds of thousands of miles of them passing under communities like san bruno, california. we start off just south of san francisco. miguel, good evening. >> reporter: good evening. tonight, the company that owns the ruptured line offered a bp-like fund. $100 million for families affected by the blast, but ton
a look at what used to be their neighborhood. >> fear, crying, laughter, shock. you have to laugh because -- >> denise shepherd's family lived on the block for 18 years. their house is gone. >> look, our house is gone, but not the hearth where we hung our christmas stockings. that gives us some peace, if you can call it that. >> pg&e admitted it took an hour and 47 minutes to shut the gas off after the rupture. they are looking into why. politicians want to know why gas pipelines, like the one in san bru bruno, went along the san andrees fault. >> he escaped in a car that is pliserred from the heat. he and his wife raised five kids in crestmoor. he wants to sift through the ashes. >> it courteous. map a couple diamonds laying in there somewhere of the. >> as he plapz to rebuild, he said offers of help are overwhelming. >> i get to a point where i realize how people are helping me. >> financial and emotional help so many people need. city, state and federal leaders here tonight urged everyone here to reach out for mental health services. representative jackie speer said p grkg&e will cover
and the league open an investigation. she shares her story with us in the studio. early this tuesday morning, the studio. early this tuesday morning, september 14th, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning to you. i'm erica hill. >> it is a tuesday. we welcome you all to a special west coast updated edition. 7:00 a.m. pacific time of "the early show" and want to get to breaking news this morning. in iran, american hiker sarah shourd out of prison after days of confusion and more than a year after she and two companions were arrested and accused of spying. elizabeth palmer is in london with the very latest. liz, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, what ri. yes, sarah shourd's lawyer spoke to cbs news not so long ago and confirmed she was released from evin prison and traveling to the gulf where her family's waiting for her. >> breaking news that we have coming in right now -- >> reporter: almost immediately iran's english language tv made an official announcement. >> iran released the u.s. national sarah shourd. the other two americans are in detention. they were$w >> reporter: s
the primary election results. so we hope you join us tomorrow morning. now over to america's newsroom. breaking news from overseas this, woman here, an american hiker, held in iran in an iranian jail for more than a year, now said to be a free woman. an iranian attorney for syria s -- shourd confirming that fox news that iran has released its client, after arresting her and two companions last year, they've been held ever since, the three apparently crossing into iran, that's the allegation, while hiking in northern iraq. more on this in a matter of moments, it's just crossing the wires right now, it's breaking news here in "america's newsroom". >>> in the meantime, this is battle royale, huh? a major battle shaping up over your taxes taking shape on capitol hill, this the debate over whether or not to extend the bush tax cuts, pitting republicans again the president. good morning, everybody, it's a busy tuesday, huh? i'm bill hemmer, good morning, welcome to "america's newsroom". martha: good morning, bill, good morning, everybody. i'm martha maccallum. senate minority leader mitch m
each household will receive. >> with those funds, no strings attached. it's theirs to use in any way, shape or form that they want. we will not be asking them and had not ask them to sign any releases when they accept that. >> reporter: how much money each household will receive will be based in part on how severe the home was damaged. a red tag means $50,000. a yellow tag $25,000, and a green tag is $15,000. >> i lost the whole thing. i'm red tags. i have nothing. this is what i have. >> reporter: carol guernsey told us so far pg&e has held but debit cards for daily expense and the offer for up to $50,000 is much needed but that pg&e will have to do a whole lot more. >> we're living in a hotel and out of a bag. so, i think telecome through. so i think we can get all of the neighbors together and make them come through. >> reporter: this couple told us their hope is green tagged but say they're too shaken to move back in yet after seeing neighbors' homes reduced to ashes. >> lives that were lost. that's the hardest part. you can't put a price on it. >> reporter: do you applaud them
take them to australia. >> that is right. and thanks for joining us. >>> tonight on "world news" -- investigating the inferno. the latest on what caused that pipeline explosion. and with 2.5 million miles of pipe in america, how to know your neighborhood is at risk. >>> tackling taxes -- 50 days before the election, will you really end up paying less or more? >>> bruised brains among kids who play basketball. why is the danger even greater for girls? >>> and a hero's story -- he's getting his medal of honor. and we have that first interview about that life-changing moment of courage. >>> good evening. we can't see them but they are everywhere crisscrossing america -- 2.5 million miles of natural gas pipeline, enough to circle the earth 100 times. tonight, we have the latest on the investigation into the california explosion, as stunned residents there head home to see what's left of their neighborhood. neal karlinsky tells us how investigators are looking at the age of the pipes and piecing together the clues. he's in san bruno again this monday for us. good evening, neal. >> re
, looking at it under an electron microscope son that we can see minute details that will help us identify the nature of the breach. >> reporter: the ntsb is relying on the public for the search. if anyone smelled gas in the week before the explosion, if anyone saw dead plants near the explosion site, if anyone found metal that could be part of the exploded pipe. email sanbruno@ntsb.org. among the documents there is no record of anyone calling pg&e to report gas although cbs 5 interviewed half dozen people who shade that was the case in the neighborhood. ntsb plans to be here at least a week to ten more days scouring the enabled looking for clues. >> thank you, simon perez in san bruno. >>> well, it's certainly a question a lot of people have tonight: how are you supposed to know if there is a natural gas transmission line in your neighborhood? it's a harder thing to find out than you might expect. the online resource for this kind of information is the government-run national pipeline mapping system. the first thing you see on their web page now is a warning about extremely high traffic
morning at 6:00 on this tuesday. we have a lot of developing news for you. thanks for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. let's get to it. forgot my own name. late and breaking news following all morning. imprisoned hiker and cal graduate sarah shore released from prison. jenelle, tell us more. >> this is such great news. just came down in the past hour. american sarah shore has been released for more than a year in prison. those closest to her expected something to happen today but basically this release out of the blue. her family didn't even have a heads up. we did get a statement from a state women rights organization saying they're feeling sad that sarah has to leave her fiancee shane and best friend josh. they're still in prison, that's in iran. but, of course, this is great news that sarah shore has been released. the three u.s. berkeley graduates captured in july 2009 after crossing the border between northern iraq and iran. iran accuses the three of spying and illegally entering the country. the family insists they were hiking and entered the country accidental
. >> the swiss who have been negotiating for her release, but there's no confirmation yet from the u.s. government which, of course, is not represented here. it's frankly a confusing day because there are reports that she was being released. we heard at first, but then there was paperwork to be done. there are reports, richard, that money was paid. >> we have just had a statement from the mother of sarah shourd, she said i hoped and prayed for this moment for 410 days and i cannot wait to wrap sarah in my arms. she goes on to say i can only imagine how bitter sweet her freedom is for her leaving shane and josh behind. she was hiking with josh fattal and shane bauer near the iraq/iran border. they remain in custody. ali arouzi is there right now. do you know what is in store for josh and shane? >> we got a report from the judiciary that their custody will be extended by two months. that may seem ominous, but that's the first time the authorities put a time frame on their jail time. they never said how long they will keep them for. they never formally charged them. today the chief prosec
that colossal explosion. >>> best medicine -- teens are using common cough medicines to gehigh, but tonight, a surpsing decision about a possible solution. >>> and top secret -- what we now know was going on in the background in some of the most famous images of the civil rights era. famous images of the civil rights era. "nightly ns" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. it's always been a huge gulf in american society and in our workforce, especially, what men and women are paid for the same work. tonight, we can report the numbs have moved. though the reason for it isn't good. figures from this year show women earned 83 cents on the dollar compared to what men earn. that's the highest number ever recorded. the bad news is the reason for it. the onomy is in such crummy shape, a ton of men have been hard hit and many women in turn have prospered in this economy. still, in terms of women's inme and earning power in the u.s., the number represents a victory, a milestone and it's where we begin tonight with nbc's michelle kosinski. she's in miami beach fo
'll tell us how the administration is about to go with a prominent republican. let's begin with brianna keilar live in washington. congress is back in session for the big midterm election push and they've got a very big issue on their hands in the matter of whether or not to extend these bush tax cuts. this is -- this is going to be an interesting one to watch in the next couple of days. >> and this is the big issue, jim. this is the issue that in really less than four weeks because they're out of there again. they're out of washington again ahead of the election season, this is what they're going to be dealing with. and obviously, the issue that continues to resinate is republican leader john boehner who had said that he would go along with extending the tax cuts for everyone except for the wealthiest earns, which, of course, is what president obama has gone for. but it's created a jumbled message among republicans. because look at what some other republicans are saying. you have mitch mcconnell who is saying, no, i'm pushing legislation to keep these tax cuts in place across the board
wednesday, near 80. area of low pressure will give us a small chance of a passing shower thursday night. perhaps into friday morning. weave to dry out a bit with highs near 80. now let's check traffic on this tuesday morning. jerry, how is it looking? >> looking good this morning so far. capital beltway, inner loop and outer loop, top side from american league to bridge doi fine. south side, no woies. getting from an trues air force base to alexandria to i-95 moving along nicely. speaking of the wilson bridge, here's the outer loop, the inner loop. again, moving along with the travel lanes open. >> thank you, jerry. >> today could decide who the next mayor of the district will be. voters will heado the polls in about two hours. fenty is vying for second term but he is facing challenge from vincent gray whoeads in most preelection polls. may dpan mcgrath is live in northwest washington, one of the main polling stations today. good morning, megan. >> reporter: good morning. just hours to go. two hours to be exact before the polls open this morning. and this has been an interesting and som
are going to give us the latest. this is the first full day of investigations, with additional staff yesterday to sort out everything in to pick up as much evidence as possible. yesterday, three sections of the pipe were removed for investigations. we can hear it now. >> a statement of the pipeline rupture investigation and in questions. for >> thank you, peter and good afternoon. >> the three segments of pipe that i spoke of yesterday have now been crated and are now this evening go by truck to laboratories in washington d.c.. there will going under go eight extensive investigation and a thorough investigation to what caused those pipes to be. was it fatigue? erosion? was it physical damage? there will be able to determine and the detail and the extensive physical investigation. with the energy labs in washington. >> i mentioned yesterday that if anybody reports any mental fragments to let us know. metal fragments-- >> and researching the damage and no metal fragments found. and there is a good likelihood that there are no more metal fragments but nonetheless if anybody knows of the
thomas. >> in just a few hours, the san mateo county coroner will give us an update on the number of victims of the san bruno explosion and fire and dozens of residents are wondering what happens next after they took an emotional tour of their neighborhood last night. terry mcsweeney is live. >> some people don't want to go back? >> even though they can. the coroner expected to update us today on the number of dead. we have four officially dead. three of them have been i.d.'d publicly. last night there was a townhall meeting at the church of the highlands. hundreds of people turned out and many questioned the wisdom of going back. jackie spear is there is offering assurance. >> the truth of the matter is this kind of explosion is extremely rare. it's happened maybe two times in the country. >> it's still running through a neighborhood. it's under my house. there are areas of the pipe that you can't access. >> some people have no home to return to. they were given a bus tour yesterday what remains of their home. some have been red-tagged and some homes have been demolished by last
an investigation. she shares her story with us in the studio "early" this tuesday she shares her story with us in the studio "early" this tuesday morning, september 14th, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> good tuesday morning. i'm erica hill. great to have you with us here on "the early show." >> it's tuesday. beautiful day outside. i'm harry smith. a lot of people looking at what's going on out in the atlantic. already established igor is a category 4. julia is now a hurricane, as well. they're making their way westward through the atlantic. we'll keep an eye on where they're heading. igor, unfortunately, has got a real bead on bermuda. and our dave price, dr. science himself, will be along in a few minutes to explain exactly where those storms are headed. >> dr. science or dr. weather. a little bit of both. first we turn to politics this morning. the tea party and voter anger. there are more primary lessons today around the country and tea party candidates are hoping to upset more established republicans. cbs news correspondental correspondent nancy cordes is in washington with the latest.
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off richmond. ktvu's kraig debro is with two of the victims right now. what can you tell us? what did they tell you? >> reporter: well, four fishermen went out early this morning to fish for alba door -- to fish for albacore. right now, this boat is in the water. we can't see from here but thanks to everybody at channel 2 at the desk, it looks like we can see the boat is going down facility water. i'm going to talk to thomas deacon. he's completely soaked. he's been in the water. you must be cold. what do you remember? >> we went out, hit a wall, pulled one out. there was cpr. don't know about one guy. >> reporter: what did it sound like when you hit the rock wall? >> basically, a car accident. >> reporter: it must have been very dark at that time. >> you are right about that. >> reporter: what about the people in the boat with you at the time? >> one guy, i abbed ahold of him. i was trying to pull him in the boat. i seen another man go by. i tried to go by and grab him. i had too many clothes on. i went back, put my rain gear on, took my clothes off. got him to the edge of the boat.
>>> good morning. thank you for joining us on this tuesday. i'm pam cook. >> good morning. i'm dave clark. let's check your weather and traffic. here is steve. >> reporter: low clouds. low fog greet us on this tuesday morning. once that burns off it will be sunny and a little warmer. by the coast too much in the way of fog and low clouds. if we lose the higher clouds we had yesterday, sunny. sal has an update open your on your traffic. >> reporter: there is a crash from car that ran into a tree. this morning's commute on 80 westbound at the toll plaza looks good. let's go back to dave and pam. we are following breaking developments out of iran where the attorney for sarah shourd says she's been in the process of being released. >> reporter: it has been an agonizing wait for her family, a roller coaster weekend leading up to this moment. the bottom line is that sarah's attorney says she is being released. these are pictures of shourd that we got from the website free the hikers.org. he's been in prison for much of a year, most of it in solitary confinement. iran's government released
shourd is released after being held for more than a year. reza sayah will join us from pakistan shortly to tell us more about the release and cost $500,000 to get her bail paid. >>> also happening right now, a multi-state manhunt for this doctor, a phoenix area pediatrician suspected of distributing child porn. the fbi says that the dr. luna may have fled from arizona to texas, california illinois or mexico. all places he has called home some point. last week, the doctor under house arrest and required to wear an angle monitoring bracelet but officers say he just cut it off and bolted. keep in mind this is a man whose jobs is to care for our sick, vulnerable kids. and he's charged with five counts of distributing child pornography in interstate commerce. these neighbors, some children were treated at the suspect's office. >> i don't know why anyone would want to indulge in child pornography. i think it's horrible. >> reporter: doctor luna's arrest shocked parents and neighbors. he is accused of sharing thousands of files of child porn online. >> if in fact he did do it, he should never
to the explosion christine conley joins us live with more on their experience as they rushed to the scene last thursday. christine. >> more than 201st responders rush to the scene on thursday and emergency personnel have been here ever since. live you can see pg&e crews still trying to restore power, he sees several crews running on lines. as we as a man were going to show you the crater that was created by the explosion in the meantime emergency personnel continuing to go through the rubble and also surged and continue their investigation. the rest of the street, you can see this church that's been set up as a place for emergency personnel to get food and take a rest. for the rover in this parking lot you can see the trend center that's been set up for emergency personnel as well. for the first time were starting to hear from some of the first responders. we talked to the captain with the san bruno fire department here's his story. >> this fireball's the sound, the noise of it was deafening and very loud. it sounded very much like it could of been a jet airplane engine still running. as we to
today, largely because it's not very useful. the white house released the president's speech yesterday so everybody could get their head around it and read it in advance. president obama doesn't always stick to the script, but we have a general sense what he'll say. as we wait for the president to begin we're going to tell you about some of the focus points of his speech. now, joining us to talk about it, we've got good people here who know a lot about education. first of all, our cnn education contributor steve perry on the left of the screen in hartford, connecticut. with me here no new york, tony mullen, teaches at-risk students. here with me. he was the 2009 teacher of the year. national teacher of the year. cnn suzanne malveaux is with the president in philadelphia and senior correspondent ed henry at the white house. let me start with steve. steve, what's your sense of what the president is going to say and what value this is going to bring to students and, of course, not just the students across the country who will hear him but their parents and teachers, more importantly? >> w
and the district of columbia. we are spotlighting the hot races. paul steinhauser joining us live from washington, d.c. paul, delaware and, let's say, new hampshire top our list because of what we like to call the tea party factor. >> reporter: you are absolutely right. this last big round of primaries this year, and you've got that kind of crisis going on there on the republican side in the primaries. tea party backed candidates and conservative candidates taking on and gaining strength at the expense of the mainstream republican candidates. long-time did republican candidate mike castle is being challenged by christine o'donnell, backed by the tea party express is gaining strength. this could come down to the wire. this would be a huge victory for the tea party if she wins. in new hampshire, something similar as well. you have the former attorney general up there of new hampshire, kelly ayotte, backed by the establishment republicans, but a guy called oh vid lamontagne, run before up there, he is a conservative and outsider. he is gaining strength. if he wins, another big victory for the tea pa
moving into the picture friday night. rain to the north of us really starting to gain a bit of what impact as we head toward her saturday morning we could see showers cells worked down into the peninsula. chance of rain saturday an inch your sunday. your 7 day around the bay shows a warming trend the next couple of days and then the storm moves in by the weekend >> a bridge checks we have not discovered any problems or hot spots transmute the bay bridge westbound still pretty light here though in the next 20 minutes they are likely to activate the meter lights and we will see back up for the west bound ride san mateo bridge no problems you can see the commute looks good no delays coming over from hayward on highway 92 looks good. 101 southbound moving well this morning even through marin county no delays. we are keeping our eye on interstate 580 in the westbound direction there was an early morning report of a stall and even though was not blocking lanes it could be getting enough interest to grade debt early back up. >> we will be back as the kron news returns after a b-a-c-c-a-l-a
are now learning that more than 60% of u.s. pipelines are aging, and according to the ntsb putting countless lives at risk. trace gallagher has more live from our west coast newsroom, trace. >> reporter: i've got to tell you, megyn the more we look into this the more concerning this gets, five days after the san bruno pipe explosion and we still have no idea what the exact cause was. the ntsb saying, look around the country. there could be thousands, maybe tens of thousands of pipes that are in the same condition the san bruno pipe was in. remember, if you want to look at these pictures, the san bruno pipes were all put in in the 1950s. this is 1948, look at the hillsides, the area, there are very few subdivisions put in here. they were all put in by the 1950s. now we'll show you almost of the same picture of what it looks like today, you'll get a better example. look at the sprawl. on top of all of those gas lines that were put in 50 years ago, and keep in mind that for a metal pipe 50 years is about the life expectancy, look at the sprawl in the same area. all those pipes that we
is performing dna tests to confirm the identification. >>> the u.s. government says it will not pay $500,000 they are demanded by the iranian government to free hikers sarah shourd. a ron had said they would free her on saturday but then added the half-million dollar bill demand. her family says it is having a hard time raising the money and her attorney says diplomats are passing up that they'll be lowered or dropped. >>> authorities are being asked for help tonight in finding a man accused of robbing three bay area 7711 stores at gunpoint. a surveillance footage shows a man with a semi automatic weapon of robbing an oakland 711 on september 4th. the same man drove to hayward and hit another store. a $2,500 reward is being offered for information in this case. >>> police say they have arrested two men in connection with an armed robbery created investigators say officers pulled over a car for a traffic violation and they found items from the amusement park in the car as well as marijuana. police say the car's driver is an employee of the park and a passenger works for the vendor. both
us a good idea of what san bruno looks like, today. from this full shot, so is burned out homes just devastating. this street, where some of these homes. glenview drive. so much of this destruction happened concord tonight. and jeff bush went to court glenview drive to take a look of some of these homes. >> when this 30-and because an explosion and no homes carefully exploded the initial fireball was so intense of the homes near the rupture were engulfed in flames. the theory is that the wind caused those fires to cause from house to house. neighbors say it is common from the wind to blow from the west and where this fire burned, as you looking north. this was for tonight. if you conceive a mass of flames shooting into the air. -you can see that giant mass of flames and why some burned and some cannot be disciplined, definitively. however, and a situation, that sometimes it is nothing more than just sheer luck. this was able to be restored but this has a red tag because it is structurally, on sound. several have a red tank and other have a green tag that it is okay to enter. and in s
from the news conference federal investigators have been updating us every day around 5:00 p.m. with the latest that they've learned today. this is the fourth day they've been on seen here in yesterday's and today would be staged with the investigation will be conducting interviews to pour over some of the documents that have been given to them by pg&e. the last night i attended a meeting and at a nearby church where many of their residence in the area went to that church and really got to fire their questions at officials and investigators. some of the information that came out of the meeting last night took about an hour and 45 minutes for pg&e to turn off the gas to the pipeline the day of the blast. also fino was on hand at the meeting last night and said they finished conducting their assessment of the disaster zone. why is that significant? if the governor decides to ask the president to declare this seemed a federal disasters only will the that assessment done by the months which if it is declared federal disaster zone it could mean additional money coming in especiall
the damage around it, the location of the fatalities, all of those things so the information will help us determine the cause of it but most of the work on that site has now been completed so we're shifting to sort of the next phase which includes looking at documents. we're getting a good flow of documents from pg&e. we've given them an extensive list of documents we want to see. we're getting a good flow of documents from them. we'll be starting to visit the sites that control -- the control and monitoring sites at the milpitas and martin end that control and monitor the flow of gas through the pipes. so we'll start that visit. we'll start the visits to the two valves. the valves have been tagged which means to preserve the evidence. we've asked that the valves not be moved until we have an opportunity to examine them in detail. so we'll start that aspect of the investigation. we'll be looking at the seismic records to see if there could have been some seismic activity that re-- related to the breach of the pipe. we've started to receive some of the tests for some of the pg&e employee,
>>> good morning. thank you for joining us. i'm pam cook. >> i'm dave clark. let's check your traffic. >> we have some low clouds moving in. we will start a little warm up today especially away from the coast. 50s, 60s there. >>> right now on inner state 80 west it looks good. ing good.d problem it's 5:00, let's go back to the desk. >>> we have breaking news this morning. about ten minutes ago we received news that he's been released from prison. there will are reports that sured been released after more than a year in prison. we are getting word of sarah's release. we will continue to bring you details this morning as soon as they become available. >>> we're also following new developments in last week's deadly explosion and fire if san bruno. federal investigators are taking a closer look at a welds on a curved section of the pipe that blew up. in just a couple of hours the coroner will update the fatality. >>> also pg&e will spend up to a million dollars to help the fire victims. we have details of a very controversial new idea. >> reporter: it's not clear if this plan will
. that reporter is sharing her side of the story with us in a live interview, today, tuesday, side of the story with us in a live interview, today, tuesday, september 14, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and welcome to "today" this tuesday morning, i'm meredith vieira. >> i'm carl quintanilla in for matt this morning. we are following breaking news out of iran. sarah shourd released from the prison where she's been held since last july. >> it comes after months of intense negotiations. an emotional morning for shourd's family as well as the families of the two men being detained. what led to this morning's sudden release and what will happen to the other two hikers? andrea mitchell will join us live from tehran. >>> the alarm wag more teenagers are getting high. it's called robo tripping. it involves common cough medicines and could soon force you to get a prescription just to buy them. we'll get details on that just ahead. >>> plus, a high school football player's heart races as he scores the game-wing touchdown. not from excitement, he was actually having a heart attack
us live now from council. good morning, tracy. big day. >> it's going to be a big week and a big season headed into these elections as congress figures out whether or not to extend these bush tax cuts that are expiring at the end of the year. coming out of the weekend, republican leader john boehner who had been very critical of the president's plan signaled that he might support it in order to get something done before these tax cuts expires. but all hopes of a compromise were dashed when his party came out strongly yesterday and said that these tax cuts must be preserved for everyone, the poor, the middle class and, yes, the wealthy, those who make over $250,000. his party is not the only group that supports that. we now know of at least three democrats who say, look, this is the wrong time with our economy still not on good footing to raise taxes. we need to preserve these tax cuts for everyone. so it's a fight not only against republicans, but against some members of the democratic party, as well. lynn. >> tracy potts for us in washington. tracy, thank you. >>> and across the
. >> and stay with us for continuing coverage of the explosion and fire. you can also find updates at any time and see additional video and photos by going to our website, ktvu.com. click on the san bruno tab. >>> plans to release sarah shourd held hostage in iran for more than a year has hit another snag. iran offered to release her for $500,000 bond. they countered to lower the bail because they are struggling to raise the cash. so far iranian authorities are not -- have not responded. she was detained also with josh fattal and shane bauer. . >> it is unfair that this immigration system is hurting so many families an separating us from our own parents. even if they come to the united states for a better life. >> the groups will join about 500 others across the country. they plan to meet with senator charles schumer and house speaker, nancy pelosi. >>> today, law enforcement officials who support legalizing marijuana went to city hall to announce their support for prop 19. backers say prop 19 would reduce crime by breaking the hold of drug cartels. >> here in oakland, where dozens of people a
understand the word risk was used and my understanding of that is it refers to high consequence area and that is a definition in pipeline regulatory terms that relates to population density and not to the strength or integrity of the. >> are the folks over this pipeline are they in some danger or risk? >> we have thoroughly surveyed all of our gas transmission facilities up and down there and they checked out safe. >> reporter: i mentioned pipeline 132 was identified as one of the top 100 at risk by pg&e in it's material, but actually the la times is reporting that the mosque at risk -- most risk ---- at risk -- a lot of people are worried. a man called pg&e and said he smelled gas. they sent a crew that reported there is a small amount of natural gas in the area. this is happening. folks are worried and not to meaning the concern as these pipelines are right underneath neighborhoods and in fact a lot of people here want to know, a lot of people across the state want to know, how come they are not told that when they buy a home. a lot of the officials hearsay they need to make a way
of the christian schaffer joins us live from the south baltimore headquarters of democratic incumbent patricia jessamy. christian? >> reporter: that's right. we're at the baltimore rowing club which serves as what she hopes will be her victory party tonight. it's expected to be a close race between her and attorney gregg bernstein. it's the first time she's faced a stiff challenge in her 15-year career. as some of the numbers that rosy was talking about earlier are definitely playing out in precincts in this area. i checked with a few precincts. let me give you the numbers. thomas johnson elementary school, 23rd ward, third precinct, 9.6% as of 4:00 this afternoon. the same building, another precinct, 10.4%. and south side academy in cherry hill, 8%. at arundel elementary school in cherry hill also, 8%. low turnout, they say usually favors an incumbent. we'll have to see if it plays out like this here. we'll watch the numbers as they come in. christian schaffer, abc2 news. >> thank you. >>> jessamy's opponent is gregg bernstein, a former federal prosecutor. he's attacked jessamy on everything
henneberg is here with brand new poll numbers for us. le molly. >> reporter: hi jenna. great to have you here in washington with us today, we're thrilled to have you here. fox news is going to have a new round of polls from battle ground states every tuesday up until the midterm elections. this week, one of the most noteworthy results is in the florida senate race. republican marco rubio is up by 16 points over republican turned independent governor charlie crist. democrat kendrick meek has gotten strong support from president obama and former president bill clinton and is trailing 21 percent. rubio may be benefiting from voter unease over president obama, 54 percent of respondents say they want to repeal the president's health care program and 57 percent don't think the president should be reelected. >>> the republican candidate also is leading in senate races in pennsylvania and ohio. first to pennsylvania. republican pat toomy is leading joe sestak 47-41 percent, with 11 percent undecided. some say they want their vote to register opposition to president obama's policy. >>> and in ohi
of us are washing our hands. a study in the "usa today" found 85% of adults say they wash their hands in public restroom rooms. however, when it comes to the sexes, the study says only 77% of men wash compared with 93% of women. >>> it is 8 after the hour. ahead a health alert about peripheral artery disease. it can be deadly if you don't know the warning signs. in three minutes, what you need to look out for. and learn about free testing coming up later this week. >>> right now our ocuss on maryland's weather and traffic. here's howard. >> no fog this morning. that's good. a little cool to start but we are in for a good looking tuesday an here. we start the day with 60s and even 50s out in parts of western maryland by 9:00 in the 860s 860s. -- angie has the maryland tuesday traffic. >> that's right. sky 9 is hovering over the roads. a live look at conditions on 4 t 5 near the georgia avenue exit. right now we are watching congestion build on the outer loop. that's the right of the screen making your way from new hampshire avenue to this spot. we are lacking a plus five minutes and gr
will give us an update on the victims of the san bruno fire and dozens of residents are wondering what happens next after an emotional tour of their neighborhood and townhall meeting last night. terry mcsweeney is live in the area. >>> people who live in the decimated neighborhood down the street from where i am want to know why pg&e didn't do something about this leak ahead of time. they say they called in reports. pg&e says we didn't know. the people who live out here want some answers and they are not getting any. people have lost their homes were allowed back in but only on a tour. a bus tour to see what is left following thursday's natural gas pipe explosion and fire. some people say they smelled gas out here weeks ago. one man says he actually saw pg&e crews out here with gas detecting wands last tuesday, two days before the explosion. pg&e says it received no reports about any of that. residents doubt that. >> i just think people mentioned the gas smell. but when the houses ignited. >> a packed townhall meeting. some people that have homes to return to are afraid to return to. j
son william, skaechbility the family of 81 year elizabeth torrez tells us she was one of the 4 people killed but the coroner not confirmed her identity. officials have rae leased the names of 3 of the dead and they include 44-year-old jacqueline and her 13-year-old daughter and the woman on the right scene with her boyfriend gomez. he was badly burned trying to rescue her. that young man was horribly wounded trying to save his girlfriend. suddenly he needed saving himself. and family rush to go escape the danger risked their laivs to help him. carolyn takes their story vl. >> we first met tammy the day after the explosion. talking about a neighbor. >> that skin just rolling all of him. and in critical condition. >> that's where the house was, >> that's where the house was, ya. >> horrible. >>reporter: tonight tammy, >>reporter: tonight tammy, her husband meek and their daughter amanda showed us what used to be their neighbor's house. it is gone but he's alive. they believe the explosion blew 19-year-old joseph gomez nearly 300 feet to their door step. >> he still had sm
they have a serious problem. >> stop that engine. we have no water in the hydrant. they need to go into us. >> cope that. engine 38 go ahead. >> we think we have a broken water main down here so they need to lay in from the corner of san bruno avenue. >>reporter: firefighters have to stand back and watch while long hoses are run to working hydrant or supplemental water is trucked in. of. >> engine 33 on command 31 what's the eta for water? >> looking at 10 minutes. >>reporter: too long and too dangerous to wait. >> engine 51 we are going to disconnect hose lines and back up to a safer position until we get water. >> that's affirmative. still i want you to back all the people up. every company that is back there, back them up to safe position. >>reporter: even when there is good news it comes with a bad. >> leave a message to command. we have an active hydrant at can clairemont and concord. also patient with severe third degree burns at the 1500 block of clairemont. we will require an ambulance at that location. >> we are at a school on cress view and currently there is a grove of e
will have water. (inaudible) >> (inaudible) we have a water main at claremore mont that may save us. >> we are handling medical we have double what medical spending. >> we have resources but i don't know if we ought access to that location. >> (inaudible) glenn and plymouth. we have three burned victims there. >> all of those people calling and needing help with severe burns and firefighters and we have resources but no water. we have more audio from that day you can go to our web site. >>iran's english language state television has reported that american sarah shourd has been released after more than a year in prison. sarah shourd,32, together with two other americans were apprehended by iranian security forces near the border with northern iraq on accused of spying. we will be back as kron 4 as governor, he cut waste got rid of the mansion and the limo budgets were balanced. $4 billion in tax cuts. world class schools and universities. clean energy promoted. 1.9 million new jobs created. california was working. i'm jerry brown. california needs major changes. we have to live within our m
you. now the ntsb briefed us on the latest investigation details coming out of san bruno. the agency's vice chairman says the ruptured portion of the gas pipe will be shipped to washington tonight. that piece was put into a wooden crate this morning. they will inspect all three segments as they try to learn what caused the explosion. that examination will determine what the pipe suffered from. an hour ago the agency said there was no obvious preexplosion damage but they'll have to do more checking. ntsb is looking into whether seismic activity may have contributed to the breach of that pipe. >> we've seen the flames and the blow torch that reached 100 feet into the sky. now we have video of the first seconds after that massive gas explosion. a gas station surveillance camera caught the chaos and confusion that erupted as the fireball ignited and sent flames racing through a neighborhood. >> reporter: customers have no idea what is about to hit them. first a wooshing sound you can't hear on tape that turns their heads. >> you have to watch the debris first that flies. >> reporter: the
to $50,000, no strings attached. >> it's theirs to use in any way shape or form they want. we will not ask them and will not ask them to sign any releases when they accept that. p-g and-e has filed papers w the st >> it is all part of a $100 million fund to help families. pg&e filed papers with the state saying it has a billion dollars in liability insurance if it's found to be responsible for the explosion. >>> people whose homes survived the blast have been allowed to go back home, but for those whose homes were red tagged the closest they got was a bus tour through the neighborhood today. police escorted them into the area, but all they could do was, well, look out those windows at what was left. another group of residents will >> i saw the big crater and then i saw our house and other people's houses. there were several houses that were fine, several that weren't. it was a mess. >> another group of residents will take the tour tomorrow. elizabeth torres says his mom >>> four days after the disaster and it is still not clear how many people died. the son of 81-year-old eliz
by us here on claremont leaving the area, we can see people inside were crying and some were taking pictures of the area. this is just heart breaking to get in here whatever they've seen may be on tv. saying this is... >> sorry about that. heather is having twrubl her signal reporting live from the fire zone. you can imagine how frustrating it is to see from the bus but not being able to see for themselves. and frustration is mounting from people in the neighborhood. many claimed they smelled gas and saw pg&e crews in the area days before this deadly blast. and investigators crated up a section of the pipe and put it on a flat bed truck for a trip to washington, d.c.. investigators will look for flaws or clues into why this blew up suddenly. we're live near the blast site tonight. cecilia? >> pg&e said the pipe was more than 50 years old and had been inspected twice within the past year. with you the president of pg&e said there is no amount of money that can cover the loss of now. there is a loss behind me. you can see how devastating and how wide spread that schl the company is go
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